It looks like President-elect Halimah Yacob has become part of another milestone in history. Twitter announced on Wednesday (13 September) that it has created an emoji in honour of the 63-year-old former speaker of parliament – a first for a national leader in Singapore, and the first-ever emoji for a female head of state in the world.
In a recent interview, Sheeran says he's stayed off of social media after Gaga's fans started clapping back at perceived shade.
These are certainly interesting times, but the Internet decided to take a break from analyzing Donald Trump’s second week in office to analyze why Sean Spicer wore a lime-green tie at Thursday’s press conference. That accessory choice by the White House press secretary annoyed a lot of people this morning, particularly Charlie Sheen.
True love means different things to different people, and people are sharing what it means to them with the newest Twitter hashtag…
The movie was so beyond imagination that star Kyle MacLachlan (center) was pressed into action to explain it. Dune, be it presented via the voluminous, impenetrable prose of Frank Herbert or the equally inscrutable frames of David Lynch’s movie adaptation, can be tough to wrap your head around. With Herbert dying 30 years ago, however, Dune noob LifeofKeira decided her next best option was Kyle MacLachlan, the star of Lynch’s 1984 movie, and his emoji-happy Twitter account.
Leonardo DiCaprio is officially more popular than selfies. According to Fortune, the actor’s Oscar win for his role in The Revenant was the most tweeted Academy Awards moment in Twitter history — far surpassing the previous most-tweeted moment: Ellen DeGeneres’s star-studded selfie from the 2014 Oscars. The previous record holder.
Photo: Burberry “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s the sentiment that’s been echoing around social media since Friday, when Brooklyn Beckham—the 16-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham—announced that he’d be shooting the new campaign for Burberry’s ‘This Is Brit’ fragrance. It’s madness, you’d have to be working for a decade to achieve that.
Demi Lovato poses without makeup or retouching for Vanity Fair. (Photo: Patrick Ecclesine/Vanity Fair) On Friday, Vanity Fair released a series of portraits of singer Demi Lovato by photgraher Patrick Ecclesine. Lovato posed for the photos with “no makeup, no clothes, and no retouching” — rules she set herself. The photos immediately went viral and quickly inspired the hashtag #WeAreProudOfYouDemi, which is trending worldwide on Twitter.
According to knowyourmeme.com, he’s an anthropomorphic cartoon character from Boy’s Club but has been memed a million times over to be used as a reaction face including to evoke Feels Good Man, Feels Bad Man, Sad Frog, Angry Pepe, Smug Frog. Now Pepe has yet another emotion to add: #GrowingUpUgly Pepe. On Twitter and Instagram Wednesday, the hashtag #GrowingUpUgly began trending and within 24 hours there were about 117,000 tweets and 3,000 images posted to Instagram.
Michael Bublé, a man whose words are usually sweet and tender, has minced them this time around. The singer posted a photo of himself to Instagram that his wife, Luisana Lopilato, took while the pair were in Miami. Nothing worthy in body shaming! You lost a lot of respect from many— Kelly Bradley (@klynnbelle) April 14, 2015 @davidemalta i also think this is disgusting.
Even PYTs aren’t immune. When Selena Gomez posted a photo to Instagram of herself with a friend on a boat in a bathing suit and cutoffs, the comments weren’t, “OMG I’m so jealous,” or “that bathing suit is so cool,” or even “I thought you were dating Zedd why are you canoodling that man in a bucket hat?” (which would also be inappropriate) they were instead focused on her body. Just a few of the body shaming comments. Between the typical declarations of love and “firsts,” Gomez was met with many users calling her fat and asking if she’s gained weight. Enough people pointed this out, that among the nearly 6,000 people individuals sounding off, Gomez noticed. Photo: @selenagomez/Instagram In response, she posted another snapshot in a more flattering position (well, for her figure at least) with the caption, “I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove ” But seriously, what are these people seeing?
Janelle Monáe’s favorite colors are black and white—she basically wears them exclusively with red thrown in for some flavor on occasion—loves an oversized hat (even before every hipster wannabe started wearing them), favors brogues over heels, and rocks her natural hair in the afros, braids, and more fun styles. For years, she’s cultivated this fashion persona for personal reasons — not for her picture to be taken on the red carpet and featured on best dressed lists, or social media to critique the ensemble, or money, fame, and fortune.
Have you ever wondered how cosmetic companies name their nail polish colors? Some brands bestow the interns with the honor, Essie’s founder Essie Weingarten holds the responsibility near and dear, and some even crowdsource. On Twitter Monday, users swept all the tossed off ideas from OPI and Sally Hansen’s floors and tweeted the trade secrets out with the hashtag #RejectedNailPolishColors. While most of them were too dirty to be included, here are the best of the best.
Getty Images Kanye West loves making a statement. The music man turned fashion designer took to Twitter to celebrate—no, not himself !—but his wife, Kim Kardashian . And while one would surmise that congratulatory tweets to his wife the day after the premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians’s 10th season would be about the show, they’re not. He’s celebrating other accomplishments—like her millions ofTwitter followers …and her topless photos …and then her premiere.
Facebook will tell you what random friend from 5th grade you have in common and search results will alert you to a person’s achievements (or criminal records). Twitter lets you know what they read—and if they can crack a joke in 140 characters. Actor and model Tyrese recently made headlines because he was furious that a date had looked up his net worth online.
Instead of tweeting out the image of the Plaid Utility Shirtdress ($59.95) from their website, on which a wholesome looking redhead sports the look, they opted for an edgier shot on a much more slender model with a high-fashion look atypical to Gap’s usual promos. Customer feedback is important to us and we think this is a valuable conversation to learn from.” There is so much pressure on women to look a certain way or maintain a certain size, but the truth is everyone looks different and sometimes they can’t or don’t want to do anything to change that.
Photo: Trunk Archive “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette is a natural blonde who’s been dyeing her hair black for 20 years, so imagine her surprise when she wound up in the hospital this week with a severe allergic reaction. Turns out I was having a dangerous allergic reaction to hair dye,” Perrette wrote on her Twitter account. Dr. Sejal Shah, a New York-based cosmetic dermatologist, says Perrette’s allergy was likely caused by para-phenylenediamine (PPD), an ingredient commonly found in back hair dye, temporary tattoos, black henna tattoos, and even some black clothing. You might like: This Really Works: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day “According to most studies, about five percent of people experience allergies to hair dye, but there is this sense that it’s probably very underreported,” says Shah.